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Defensive driving as a preventative strategy for road traffic violations and collisions in Zimbabwe

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dc.contributor.advisor Conradie, H. (Herman), 1946- en
dc.contributor.author Guruva, Danai en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-25T10:44:57Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-25T10:44:57Z
dc.date.issued 2009-08-25T10:44:57Z
dc.date.submitted 2002-02-28 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/587
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of defensive driving as a preventative strategy for road traffic violations and collisions in Zimbabwe. A sample of one hundred defensive driving graduates was used in the study. The descriptive survey method was used and data were collected using a questionnaire schedule. Literature review revealed that the majority of similar studies by other researchers indicate that defensive driving is effective in preventing traffic violations and traffic collisions. The major findings of the present study showed that: (a) The defensive driving course is effective in preventing traffic violations and collisions; and (b) The defensive driving course should be compulsory in Zimbabwe. In view of these findings, this researcher urges the Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe to request the government to make legislation that compels every motorist to attend the defensive driving course. The same organisation should start conducting research on road traffic accidents. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (vii, 102 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Defensive driving course en
dc.subject Driver improvement programme
dc.subject Driver training
dc.subject Preventable accident
dc.subject Preventative strategy
dc.subject Road traffic safety
dc.subject Road courtesy
dc.subject Before and after study
dc.subject Assessment of effectiveness
dc.subject Evaluation
dc.subject.ddc 363.1207096891
dc.subject.lcsh Traffic safety -- Zimbabwe
dc.subject.lcsh Automobile driver education -- Zimbabwe
dc.subject.lcsh Traffic safety -- Study and teaching -- Zimbabwe.
dc.subject.lcsh Traffic violations -- Zimbabwe
dc.title Defensive driving as a preventative strategy for road traffic violations and collisions in Zimbabwe en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Criminology en
dc.description.degree MA (Criminology) en


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